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  • Introduction to Medical Marijuana

    Thousands of Californians are already using medical marijuana and enjoying the benefits. The Compassionate Use Act of 1996, commonly known as Prop 215, amends state law to allow persons to grow or possess marijuana for medical use when recommended by a physician. Medicinal marijuana has been known to stimulate appetite and reduce stress. Physicians usually recommend marijuana to patients undergoing chemotherapy or who suffer from anxiety, anorexia, insomnia, stress, or chronic pain.

    Studies Have Found

  • Marijuana causes tumor size reduction in rats.
  • Marijuana helps prevent natural neural degradation from neurodegenerative diseases such as MS, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s.
  • Some studies suggest negative effects of long-term use of cannabis include temporary short-term memory loss or increased susceptibility to psychosis. However, marijuana remains a federally illegal drug; making research difficult.
  • There has never been a documented human fatality from overdosing on marijuana.

Further Reading

Medical Breakdown of Cannabis
http://www.medicannusa.com/files/179998_MediCann_Clinical_Pharmacology.pdf

Prop 215 Initiative Statute
http://vote96.sos.ca.gov/bp/215.htm

School of Biology at Complutense University of Madrid 2009 chemotherapy study
http://www.jci.org/articles/view/37948

Canorml
www.canorml.org

Beginner Grow Tips
West Cost Hydroponics